Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continued its box office dominance this weekend, earning an estimated $13.3 million, pushing the Master of Kung-Fu very close to the $200 million threshold at $196.5 million. With four straight weekend wins (the first film to do so since 2020’s Tenet), Disney’s strategy to exclusively exhibit Shang-Chi in theaters continues to pay off.
On the other hand, Dear Evan Hansen‘s legions of Broadway fans decided to stay home resulting in a paltry $7.5 million in ticket sales for a second place finish. Hansen currently sits at 34% on Rotten Tomatoes, although fans did give the film considerably higher ratings (90% on RT’s Audience Score and a grade of A- on Cinemascore).
Ryan Reynold’s Free Guy continues to impress, finishing in third place with $4.1 million. The video game-inspired movie has earned $114.1 million domestically, and its current worldwide box office total is an impressive $317.4 million.
Universal’s Candyman landed in fourth place again with $2.5 million in its fifth weekend and continues to be the horror fan’s top choice. Other horror films such as Malignant and Don’t Breathe 2 have not brought horror mavens back to the theater, but Candyman continues to perform well with a domestic total of $56.8 million.
Check back next week as the October releases begin to roll out with Venom: Let There Be Carnage, The Many Saints of Newark, and The Addams Family 2 hitting theaters.